Connecticut candidate for Senate Peter Schiff was facing some strong opposition with incumbent and 30 year veteran of Congress Chris Dodd.
On January 6, 2009, Dodd officially announced that he will not be seeking a sixth term, to the relief of Connecticut and most Americans.
What is different about today, however, is not to announce the beginning of yet another campaign for the Senate, but rather to announce that after 35 years of representing the people of Connecticut in the United States Congress, I will not be a candidate for re-election this November.
This opens up a huge opportunity for Euro Pacific Capital president and republican candidate Peter Schiff to take the seat in 2010, but he’ll have to defeat Democratic party candidate Attorney General Mark Blumenthal.
Whether Todd has chosen to retire because of the backlash he has received from Connecticut voters for aligning himself with the socialist policies of the Obama administration, or because of personal circumstances cited in his press release, the race for Senate may be much tighter than originally anticipated when Schiff announced his candidacy in 2009. Connecticut is a democrat state, so even with Todd dropping out of the race, candidate Schiff has a long road ahead of him.
After Dodd’s announcement, Peter Schiff alerted supporters to the breaking news via email and discussed his vision for America:
From the beginning, our campaign has been about putting our state and country back on the right track. Connecticut families deserve a government that stops spending our money like it is their personal bank account. We need pro-growth policies that cut taxes, drastically cut government spending, and put an end to the bail-outs and buy-offs that have become business as usual in Washington, D.C.
The problems every American faces today are serious and we need courageous leaders who are willing to fight for what they believe and not accept the status quo because it is the politically expedient path. I look forward to continuing to visit with Connecticut voters from across the state to share my vision for economic prosperity and a return of government that truly is of, by and for the people.
Here at SHTFplan, we like Peter Schiff. He has a well rounded understanding of economics, finance and the destructive potential of government. Because he is not a career politician and has never held public office, he’s probably exactly the candidate Connecticut needs — someone who has not been corrupted by the system.
We wish Peter Schiff the best and we’ll continue to bring you updates on his candidacy and his thoughts on politics and the economy via media interviews.